Terrorist killed in J&K's Budgam member of LeT: Army

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WION Web Team Budgam Mar 25, 2018, 11.08 AM (IST)

The terrorist killed in an exchange of fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam was a member of the terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), an army official said on Sunday.

The terrorist was identified as Shafat Wani and he hailed from Baramulla, the commanding officer (CO) of 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), AK Nair, said, adding that an AK-47, magazines and grenades were recovered from him.

"In a brief encounter, one LeT terrorist named Shafat Wani of Baramulla was killed, one AK-47, 4 magazines, two grenades and warlike stores recovered from him. His elimination was a big success for us," he said. 

A woman, who was injured in the exchange of fire in Budgam, has been admitted to a hospital. 

The terrorist was killed on Sunday in an encounter with security forces in Arizal village of the district.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of the Budgam police, 53 RR and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon and search operation in Arizal's Khan Mohalla in the Beerwah area of the district. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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The terrorist was identified as Shafat Wani and he hailed from Baramulla, the commanding officer (CO) of 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), AK Nair, said